Coronavirus, Health

Crisis Text Line Reports Increased Demand For Mental Health Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit that offers free crisis intervention via text, has reported a "surge" of new texters with anxiety due to the pandemic.
Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit that offers free crisis intervention via text, has reported a "surge" of new texters with anxiety due to the pandemic.
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Editor’s note: The conversation above mentions mental health and depression. For more information about mental health resources, go to www.crisistextline.org/ 

A recent survey by the American Psychiatric Association found one-third of respondents said the coronavirus is having a significant effect on their mental health.

At the same time, organizations that provide mental health services have also noticed an uptick in demand for resources and counseling. Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit that offers free crisis intervention via text, has reported a “surge” of new texters with anxiety due to the pandemic.

On Thursday, “Closer Look with Rose Scott” spoke to Ashley Womble, head of communications at Crisis Text Line, about the mental health resources available for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To listen to the full conversation, you can use the audio player above.

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